Sadly the issue of visible and invisible homelessness is rising across the Black Country.

TCT works together with a number of partners to tackle this important topic.

1) Raising Awareness

To help bring together those involved in this work and those who would like to make a difference in this complex area, we co-hosted the Housing Justice Black Country Roadshow. Housing Justice is the national voice of Christian action to prevent homelessness and bad housing. 

At the conference, we recognised that there is much excellent work is already taking place across the region, and raised major issues of wider political significance.

We also identified areas of activities which we can progress together.

We had a number of speakers from local charities and from local authorities, as well as a commitment from the West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to tackle homelessness.  

Read more & watch videos / listen to audio recordings here

2) Bringing Groups Together

WALSALL:

We are working with Homeless Link to build a 'Community of Practice' in Walsall. This involves bringing people of all faiths and non together who have frontline experiences of working with homelessness. We meet quarterly. 

To get involved, email [email protected]

WOLVERHAMPTON:

Our Poverty Truth work has explored the issue of housing and homelessness, bringing together people with direct, lived experience (Grassroots Voices) with City Shapers (Civic and Business Leaders).

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Wolverhampton Homelessness Forum meets Darlington Street Methodist Church (entrance via Fold Street Car Park). Lunch is provided. Meetings are Bi-Monthly, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

This meeting brings together secular, faith and charity groups as well as the council and police, who are working together to tackle homelessness. TCT provides support and administrative functions for this group.

To get involved, email [email protected]

Click here to download a free, excellent guide for clergy and churches etc " How to help homeless people" from Church Housing Trust